August 11, 2012 Subject:
The Prisoner (The Adventures of Robin Hood)
Season 1, episode 39.
Original air date: 9 July 1956.
Cast: Richard Greene (Robin Hood), Bernadette O`Farrell (Maid Marian), Donald Pleasance (Prince John), Donald Bradley (Jacqques the Jester), Jack Melford (Archbishop), Valerie Cardew (Sally), Willoughby Gray (Blondel), Doris Nolan (Prince John`s Wife), Arthur Skinner (Captain of the Guard/ Outlaw), Paul Connell (Monk: uncredited), John Dearth (Guard/ Drinker at Inn: uncredited), Charles Stapley (Ball Guest: uncredited), Gabriel Toyne (Landlord/ Prince John`s Dresser: uncredited) and Victor Woolf (Drunk: uncredited).
September 28, 2010 Subject:
Perhaps this is slightly incomplete, or perhaps UK "for profit"-TV (i.e. shows not by the BBC) had shorter running times than USA programmes of the period. So little British TV exists from this period, it is difficult to say for sure unless anyone living then could provide some info.
Good episode though....
This episode features some amusing ideas and concepts. Production values are good. Costumes are excellent as usual. Prince John is going mad and that is fun to watch.
April 13, 2009 Subject:
When can we expect season two?
This is such a great program, only a couple boring episodes, I hope more of these get uploaded soon. The writing is usually quite inventive and uses many obscure historical facts. I particularly enjoyed the Halloween episode for it's mention of souling (caroling) for soul cakes (raisin biscuits). I have a "best of" tape set of this show, but seeing the whole first season in chronological order is great. I remember an episode from another season where the sheriff invokes the law of human cry and is thwarted anyway - one of my favorite episodes.
June 6, 2008 Subject:
Robin is a wimmmp!
pretty good episode here of Robin Hood. Here he tries to prove the King is Not Dead (but has been gone via The Crusades for a long long time). Robin relies on his many disguises to prove his point and to release the messenger who is jailed by the Evil Prince to send his King Lives Message. Robin is pretty tame here, doesnt kill anyone, just conks them on the head mostly. What a wimp. lol